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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.19 | 137 ratings

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Chris H
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2 stars This was one of the few compilations that I just never understood what its purpose on the planet was. This is just a bunch of producers getting together and trying to make to the most random CD they can think of. I mean, just look at the track listing! You have Syd Barrett songs running into Roger Waters pieces, and the whole album is just a chronological mess. On the subject of the songs, some of the inclusions are just pointless. "Several Species..." is the worst song off of "Ummagumma" and one of their worst ever, and "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" have been bootlegged onto so many different compilations that everybody is starting to get sick of them being under the name Pink Floyd at every single source. The previously un-released "Embryo" is the only thing of value on this compilation, and that still isnt worth the 20 dollars.

1983 was a time in Pink Floyd history when the band was on a post-Wall high and they didn't need anything bringing them down. Unfortunately this compilation did just the trick. You can't say that this is an absolutely horrible compilation, its just that it came at a terrible time and wasn't completely mind-blowing to say the least. The songs are all out of order and it was terrible song selection. 1.5 stars rounded up.

Chris H | 2/5 |


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